A Shocking Statistic
During the most serious car/large truck accidents involving at least one fatality, 98 percent of the deaths were the occupants in the passenger vehicle. This means that for every 100 deaths, 98 were those riding in the car, not the 18-wheeler. Not every large truck crash causes fatalities, but 3,100 people die in crashes with large trucks each year. This number, while tragic, does not come close to the number of people injured during a semi truck crash. For every death, hundreds are injured - sometimes seriously.
The Most Dangerous Trucks
Not all trucks are created equal. Multiple trailer trucks which are hauling two or more trailers don't handle as well as single trailer trucks. The multiple connection points cause the truck and trailer to become more unstable, causing higher rates of:
Lane encroachments (crossing over the center line)
All of these events are common causes of trucking crashes. The risks of such events increase with the number of trailers that are being pulled.
Have You Been Injured In A Texas Truck Accident?
If you've been injured in a truck accident you need to speak with an experienced truck accident injury attorney as soon as possible. Please contact us online or call our Colleyville office directly at 817.485.8888 to schedule your free consultation.